Federal Government has unveiled the portal for the sale of the completed houses under the National Housing Programme, NHP.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who launched the portal on Friday, November 12,2021 in Abuja, explained that the portal was opened in all 34 states, including FCT.
In his speech, he said the Federal government introduced the portal to ensure that all Nigerians who are desirous of owning any of the categories of the houses have equal opportunity to apply, own them and also to ensure transparency in the process.
Urging government at all levels as well as Nigerians to use this opportunity and apply,Fashola also added that the Federal government just converged to introduce the portal for the public to be able to apply for the National Housing Programme online with the website: https://nhp.worksandhousing.gov.ng.
“This will help to implement the economic purpose and blueprint because by the time we are done with this idea, the country will not have problem with the recession and that objective will be fulfilled. We have five phases of these projects. We are done with phase 1, and phase 2, we will soon be done with the 3rd phase which is underway in Rivers and Lagos states. I want to emphasis that this is how the Federal Government will market these houses,” Mr. Fashola stated.
He explained further that the government houses are in one bedroom, two bedrooms, three bedrooms and Duplex categories and the cost ranges from N9 million to N16 depending on individual interest, adding that it was not restricted to NHF subscribers alone.
“We have different types of contractors; first, medium size, which is the businesses own by Nigerians. And, there will also be international businesses that will be involved and this will give them the opportunity not only to contribute for the sustainable development and but also to their staff,” he added.
The minister commended the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, FMBN, for being at the forefront of the cooperative housing initiative at the federal level and urged the bank and the Federal Housing Authority, FHA, to utilise the site to dispose their own stock of houses and properties.
Also at the launch, the Chairman, Nigerian Guild of Editor, Isa Mustapha, who logged on to the portal commended the minister for a job well done, adding that the portal was users friendly.
He assured the minister that the guild would help popularise the portal so that as many Nigerians that want to, can apply and buy a home of their choice.
FASNEWS also learnt that about 5000 houses are ready for purchase in phase 1 and 2 in 34 states and the FCT and to get started at the application, applicants must have a passport photograph, tax clearance, payslip, and means of identification.